All Videos Tagged monsters (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-12-29T12:51:18Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=monsters&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Joe Nickell - Why Investigate the Paranormal | For Good Reason tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-02-05:2182797:Video:1848523 2012-02-05T13:32:07.271Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/joe-nickell-why-investigate-the-paranormal-for-good-reason"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/8ilg9fXKZJvMb9lTwAQEEEmB0FBFlf8gr8hLf8bRDhxMTDcjayH0O2Dz2kBcOkZ*WCa21c6KykkCetHn2eBUS0g5og1WSKdk/933969229.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Joe Nickell explains why he investigates the paranormal, as opposed to merely pronouncing his skepticism of it. He talks about his training as a detective and why it was formative, along with his background in magic. He explains why field experience is so important to scientific paranormal investigation. He distinguishes between skepticism and… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/joe-nickell-why-investigate-the-paranormal-for-good-reason"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/8ilg9fXKZJvMb9lTwAQEEEmB0FBFlf8gr8hLf8bRDhxMTDcjayH0O2Dz2kBcOkZ*WCa21c6KykkCetHn2eBUS0g5og1WSKdk/933969229.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Joe Nickell explains why he investigates the paranormal, as opposed to merely pronouncing his skepticism of it. He talks about his training as a detective and why it was formative, along with his background in magic. He explains why field experience is so important to scientific paranormal investigation. He distinguishes between skepticism and debunking, and what results from each approach. He argues that the existence of the paranormal is not the only question to answer while conducting paranormal investigations. He explains why he continues investigating subjects he has already looked numerous times, such as ghosts, lake monsters and miracle claims, and why he spends time on the paranormal as opposed to other important topics. He talks about whether the supernatural claim that God exists should be a focus of the paranormal investigator. And he comments on the new trend of skeptical paranormal investigation groups starting up in cities throughout North America. Michael Shermer: The Believing Brain tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-06-16:2182797:Video:1350929 2011-06-16T02:40:50.170Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/michael-shermer-the-believing"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/PojmL6XlvhRk4DWuoXS2R7iMzu*08OB5p2paujk2vPIqfcoobhzP4HWd4XB9s2DSegIt3V8w4fU9ApF*aN6t3wgjUlnDWQeW/865072389.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>On June 9, 2011, the Center for Inquiry-New York City and NYC Skeptics hosted noted skeptic and bestselling author Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, "The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths." The event was held at the Auditorium on Broadway. This is the full video, including both the… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/michael-shermer-the-believing"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/PojmL6XlvhRk4DWuoXS2R7iMzu*08OB5p2paujk2vPIqfcoobhzP4HWd4XB9s2DSegIt3V8w4fU9ApF*aN6t3wgjUlnDWQeW/865072389.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />On June 9, 2011, the Center for Inquiry-New York City and NYC Skeptics hosted noted skeptic and bestselling author Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, "The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths." The event was held at the Auditorium on Broadway. This is the full video, including both the talk and question-and-answer session.<br /> <br /> For more:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.centerforinquiry.net/nyc">www.centerforinquiry.net/nyc</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nycskeptics.org">www.nycskeptics.org</a>